Voting in the mid-term elections is easy for some people – just a quick walk around the corner or a short drive to the polling station. But for others, it may seem impossible.
Around the state Minnesotan’s are talking with candidates about challenging issues. Critical issues like retirement security and protecting vulnerable seniors. These issues are on the line for Minnesotans this mid-term election. While we might not always agree about what’s most important or the best solution, we do know that policy discussions and the decisions that come out of them impact all of us in different ways. That’s why AARP is proud to partner with Twin Cities Public Television on the production of Citizen Lane.
In the 2016 Presidential election, 382,606 Granite Staters over 50+ voted. In the 2014 mid-term election, 337,472 turned out. Meet the state’s largest and most reliable voting bloc. Just over 500,000 people over 50 years old call New Hampshire home, some 230,000 of whom we are honored to call AARP members. It’s time for this bloc, like prior generations, to begin repairing broken government at the voting booth.
How to strengthen and preserve Social Security for future generations is one of the most important decisions facing federal policymakers. This campaign season, questions about Social Security’s fate belong on the forefront.
Medicare contributes $2.8 billion to New Hampshire’s economy, equivalent to 22% of state and local government spending in the state, according to a new report from AARP. Medicare also covers 260,598 beneficiaries in the Granite State. Older Americans have said Medicare is one of their top issues in the 2018 mid-term elections, and AARP New Hampshire is working to encourage voter participation this election season.
Two elections are coming up in Wisconsin this year – a primary election on Tuesday, August 14 th and a general election on Tuesday, November 6 th. AARP WI recognizes that there are many issues important to Wisconsinites on the line, and we want you to be prepared to vote. We are educating and mobilizing voters across Wisconsin for what is sure to be a critical election. Check out some great resources on state and federal issues below, mark your calendars for the August and November elections, and be sure to be the difference and vote.
Nearly 173,000 Granite Staters care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities – or other loved ones – helping them to live independently in their homes and communities. Which is where they want to be. What’s more, these caregivers provide more than $2.3 billion each year in uncompensated services.
Ready to hear from the candidates on the issues you care about? Tune in on June 6th and 7th to Maine Public radio and television for their debate broadcasts.
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